SSD raid on P-7811FX?

Discussion in 'Gateway and eMachines' started by themanwithsauce, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. themanwithsauce

    themanwithsauce Notebook Evangelist

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    Bit of a ghost town on here these days (boy it's been a while since the FX was the budget laptop poster child....) but I want to refurbish my old warhorse into a retro/vintage gaming machine and I want to upgrade to an SSD as part of it.

    Now, I'm not saying I will for sure do this, but is it possible to get two identical SSDs and do Raid-0 o them in a similar way to my current 500GBx2 setup I have with WD Blues? A part of me wants to do it to emulate the experience I had when I first got it. You know, for nostalgic purposes. That sweet, sweet moment where your laptop is just drop kicking the desktops left and right at the lan party when loading maps and levels in multiplayer games. And when pulling FPS. And in benchmarks (but this was back when many gamers still ran 6xxx and 7xxx cards...)

    I don't think there's anything weird about the raid controller on the 7811FX but if anyone has any insight I'd appreciate it.
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike Notebook Deity

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    Here digging around to try and get my Synaptics touchpad to work correctly in Win 10 (don't know if the touchpad is having issues or if it's a driver thing) but figured I'd answer some 7805/FX questions since I still kick mine around with hand me down parts and a few parts I picked up on AliExpress et al. SSDs work great in my 7805, and the 7811 is nearly identical so I don't see why you'd have problems, I had some early generation Mushkin 128's in it, now I'm running a pair of newer PNY XLR8 128s. The only disadvantage is that these machines are limited to SATA II 3gb/s, so don't spent extra for a "fast" transfer rate drive. I decided to can my optical drive and I'm running a hard drive adapter in that bay with a 640 wd blue. Also FWIW stripe size is recommended to go small, 16kb seems to be the consensus, as stripe size is mostly irrelevant for performance with SSD and that small of a size doesn't waste a lot of space with unfilled stripes when the file is just over the next stripe size.

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